A. Goals and Objectives; (continued)
o To enable SEAs and LEAs to implement programs and projects designed to
meet the special educational needs of educationally deprived children.
To implement changes in the law resulting from the passage of the 1983
ECIA Technical Amendments (P.L, 98-211) by publishing proposed regula-
To assist SEAs and LEAs in their program improvement efforts by con-
tinuing the "Secretary's Initiative to Improve the Quality of Chapter 1
Projects.11 Starting in school year 1983-84 and continuing in school
year 1984-85, the Department is sponsoring: (1) a national program
to identify unusually successful Chapter 1 projects; (2) development
of a "Chapter 1 Resource Book," designed to disseminate program improve-
ment strategies and profiles of unusually successful projects; and
(3) technical assistance to local school districts to implement program
o To improve the quality of I program information by revising the forms
used for collecting participation and evaluation information from
SEAs; and to collect information on participants1 gender, race, and
age (as required by P.L. 98-211).
B. Progress and Accomplishments:
o Nationwide data about Chapter 1 program operations in school year
1983-84 will be available In Spring, 1985. See Section II.C. of this
chapter for information 01 program scope and effectiveness for the
1982-83 school year.